What’s Up In Southeast Queens: Jan. 19-25, 2018



Jan. 20
The Queens Connection Team will host a Town Hall Meeting on Jan. 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. regarding the proposed redevelopment at John F. Kennedy International Airport. This informational session will reveal how this opportunity may empower Southeast Queens to thrive and grow.

To RSVP, contact Community Board 12 at (718) 658-3308 or via email at QN12@cb.nyc.gov.

Digital Citizenship And Bullying Prevention
Springfield Gardens Intermediate School 59 in partnership with state Sen. Leroy Comrie and the District 29 Presidents’ Council will hold a free Parent/Guardian/Child Conference on “Digital Citizenship and Bullying Prevention”
Bring the children and discuss becoming more aware of what bullying is and how to best prevent it, both in person and online.

Activities will include a screening and discussion of a video produced by AT&T New York, workshops by such organizations as Don’t Snooze on Clues and Youth for Human Rights, the U.F.T.’s BRAVE Program, NY Commission on Human Rights and a panel discussion on the topic.

For more information, contact Mrs. Leverett, the IS 59Q Parent Coordinator, at (718) 712-6008 or atSLeverett@schools.nyc.gov.

Jan. 22
Deadline for Citizens Committee $3,000 Grant
Receive up to $3,000 for a neighborhood project.

Through neighborhood grants, Citizens Committee awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to resident-led groups to work on community and school projects throughout the city. The committee prioritizes groups based in low income neighborhoods and Title I public schools.

Neighborhood grants fund everything from arts programs to tenant organizing to community gardens. Check out past grantees to get inspiration and ideas—these grants are for unstaffed, volunteer-led projects that address issues that communities deem important to them.

Read the Grant Guidelines to see if you are eligible. Applications are due Jan. 22.

Questions? Contact Katie at kgrassle@citizensnyc.org or call (212) 822-9567.

Sewing Club – Intro to Sewing for Beginners
Do you have a sewing machine and you’re not sure how to use it? Or you would like to try one out before purchasing? Sewing instructor Barbara Grimes will teach beginners the basics, such as threading a machine, how to sew a straight line and how to sew a basic seam. This is a one-session class. Adults 18 and over only. All materials are provided. The class is limited to seven participants. Class starts promptly and extreme latecomers will not be admitted. Online registration is required.

The lessons will be held at the Queens Library Central Branch at 10 a.m. promptly. For more information, call (718) 990-0700.

Jan. 25
AirTrain Jazz Festival Presents: Freddy Dugard’s Hit Squad Featuring LALA
The AirTrain Jazz Festival series continues this week with Freddy Dugard’s Hit Squad, featuring LALA on the AirTrain Jamaica stage.

The festival pays tribute to Jamaica’s rich jazz history by presenting some of the New York City metropolitan area’s best jazz musicians playing live.

You can learn more about Freddy Dugard’s Hit Squad Featuring LALA by visiting freddydugard.com


Feb. 2
JCAL First Fridays
Explore the music of Frank Loesser, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen and Maury Yeston with cabaret artist Jackie Schiffer.

Having developed a love for the stage early in his career, Jackie Schiffer is a versatile actor, singer and arts educator who has appeared on many of New York’s leading cabaret and off-Broadway stages. As an interpreter of the Great American Songbook, Jackie strives to reawaken wonder and cultivate a sense of pride in American musical traditions.

The concert shares music in collaborative dialogue with the audience, memorable stories and the entertainment and culture of Golden Era Hollywood.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning is located at 161-04 Jamaica Ave. The event will be free of charge.

Black Spectrum Theatre Presents: “Josh”
Josh—the Black Babe Ruth—tells the story of a Negro League baseball player who some say died of a broken heart. Although Josh Gibson’s good friend and legendary pitcher Satchel Paige tries to shed light on the business of baseball, Josh is determined to make it into the big league and show the world he can rival the greats, such as Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio. Set in the 1940s. Based on real events.

The show will run from Jan. 25 to Jan. 28. Tickets cost $15 to $25. For more information, call (718) 723-1800.

Register For Internships At Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
Youths between the ages of 17 and 24 years are invited to sign up for internships at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning.

These are paid internship opportunities that include training in leadership, computer and office skills, critical thinking, networking with executives, interview techniques, business etiquette, financial literacy, public speaking, job placement assistance and college planning assistance.

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning is located at 161-04 Jamaica Ave., and registration is held on Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Afrikan Poetry Theater Presents: An Intro To Acting
Ever thought about a career in drama? Stage performance? You won’t want to miss this eight-week scene study and monologue course on role analysis, stage movement, film and television scripts and contemporary and classical plays. You’ll be working with professionals in the field and perform in a theatrical production. Trips and discounted headshots are just two of the other perks. Facilitated by Russell Jordan, Erica Camarano, Phil John and Phil Galinski.

Class begins Jan. 9 and runs through April 7. The course costs $100 and will be located at 176-03 Jamaica Ave. For more information, call (718) 523-3312.

Community Notices and Meetings
Community Board 13 will hold its general board meeting on Jan. 22. Drop by to raise concerns about your community and be informed. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Bellerose Assembly of God, located at 240-15 Hillside Ave.

The 105th Community Council meeting will be held on Jan. 31 at the 105th Precinct, located at 92-08 222nd St. in Queens Village. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

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